Say it ain’t Schmoll

If you think Tike Redman played his way out of the Atlantic League quickly, wait until you hear the latest news on Steve Schmoll.

Schmoll, officially a member of the York Revolution pitching staff for one day, has been signed by the Washington Nationals, according to Revolution officials. The right-handed reliever was one of the last cuts in the New York Mets’ spring training camp this year, so his signing with another major league organization comes as no surprise.

Unfortunately, York loses a submarine pitcher who could have been a huge weapon. Schmoll has made his living in professional baseball using a variety of arm angles and changing speeds. Now the Revs won’t have his services for this season.

But it’s always nice to see a guy make it back to affiliated ball — even if he didn’t have to throw a single pitch in the Atlantic League to make it happen.

In case you’re still interested in Schmoll’s past professional experience, be sure to check out the post on his signing from Wednesday.

Ford signs with Fish: Former Revolution pitcher Matt Ford has re-signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish, according to the Connecticut Post’s new blog. Ford, a lefty, dealt with a ton of injuries in his first year in the Atlantic League but was a member of the Revolution’s starting rotation to start the year. After he came off the disabled list, Ford was traded to Bridgeport for catcher Sandy Aracena.

Ford only made two apperances for the Bluefish last season, posting a 21.60 ERA in 1 2/3 innings. For York, Ford was 2-4 with a 6.97 ERA in 41 1/3 innings (six starts).

More bad news for Redman: Luis Terrero, who was one of Tike Redman’s main competitors for a spot on the Orioles’ opening-day roster this year has put together a nice couple of weeks to start the season. Terrero is hitting .409 at Triple-A Norfolk and Baltimore Sun reporter Roch Kubatko thinks Terrero might be up in the majors later this year. That’s bad news for Redman. And Scott Moore — the utility man who Dave Trembley ultimately chose over Redman — hit a solo home run in a spot start at third base the other day. Things aren’t looking good so far. 

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2 Responses

  1. Any chance the Revs will retire Schmoll’s number?

    This is disappointing, but I suppose it’s the nature of life in the Atlantic League. Franklin Nunez is still a free agent, right?

  2. That’s an interesting point. Schmoll didn’t have an official number, but why not just set aside something like No. 76? They could hang it in the dugout the whole season.

    I haven’t heard anything on Nunez lately. To be honest, I would be surprised if he signed with another affiliated team. I’m willing to bet he ends up in Lakeland next week, which means I’ll have to go searching for a new teammate to serve as Revolution translator. That job went to Luis Cotto last season.

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